The Halfling's Gem, by R,A, Sakvatore, is a fantasy adventure story following Drizzt, a Drow (dark elf) warrior, Wulfgar, an immensely strong human barbarian, Catti-Brie, a human archer, and Bruenor, a dwarven fighter, who is also king of a magnificent realm recently freed from a dragon. They are traveling far South, to the desert kingdom of Calimshan, specifically its sprawling capital of Calimport, to save their halfling friend, Regis, from an assassin, Artemis Entreri, and the thieves' guild Regis used to be part of. On the way they fight pirates, sail with a famous sea captain, and navigate a great desert filled with rogues. Once in the city things don't get any easier, and the group has to fight Entreri, a group of wererats, the thieves' guild, and even a horde of demons.
I think this book was well written, and the expansion of the known world from earlier in the series (this is book three) was really interesting. It portrays self-struggle very well in both Entreri and Drizzt, and the detail is phenomenal. Overall I would say that I recommend the book to anyone who enjoys adventure and fantasy books, as it has an action packed plotline with an intricately designed world and characters.
Reviewed by Anonymous, Grade 9